York County Sheriff’s office wins Alive at 25 awards

November 20, 2012 

York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant and Sgt. Lee Stoneburner were recognized Nov. 8 among their law enforcement colleagues in the state of South Carolina for helping make teen drivers more safe on York County roads.

At the “Alive at 25” Benefit Dinner in Columbia, Bryant was awarded the “Alive at 25” Leadership Award for his efforts to help young drivers adopt safer driving practices, to take responsibility for their behavior in driving situations and to be aware of typical driving hazards.

In addition, Stoneburner was awarded the “Alive at 25” Commitment Award for his time in coordinating with high schools in the county to make a pledge to having the classes taught to high school students.

The “Alive at 25” course is taught by certified police officers. It is designed to be an early intervention program to help prevent traffic violations, collisions and fatalities. York County is the only county in the state to achieve 100 percent participation among high schools making it mandatory for students to take the “Alive at 25” class in order to receive a parking permit. Since the “Alive at 25” program launched in 2007, the state’s death toll among teen drivers has dropped by 41 percent.

To learn more, visit scnsc.org or scaliveat25.org.

Library closed for holiday

The Lake Wylie Public Library will be closed Nov. 22-25 for Thanksgiving.

Conservation meeting Nov. 27 in York

The next Commissioners meeting of the York Soil and Water Conservation District will be at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 27 at the USDA Service Center, 1460 E. Alexander Love Hwy.

Members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information, call 803-684-3137, ext. 101.

CAAC seeks meal donations

Clover Area Assistance Center is collecting food for Thanksgiving and Christmas meals through Dec. 13.

Items wanted include turkeys, hams, stuffing, gravy mix, gelatin, pie crust, canned yams, potatoes, cranberries, pie filling and fruit. Disposable roasting pans also are requested.

Items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at CAAC, 1130 Hwy. 55 E. For more information, visit cloverareaassistance.org.

Donate to pay library fine

The annual Food for Fines program will begin Nov. 26 and run through Dec. 31 at all York County libraries.

Library users may pay off fines for overdue materials with nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. For each donated item, $1 will be credited to outstanding fines only, but will not cover the cost of lost or damaged materials.

All types of nonperishable food items, toiletries and disposable diapers will be collected. Items collected will be donated to York County food banks.

Library patrons are encouraged to participate even if they have no outstanding library fines.

For more information, visit yclibrary.org.

Blood drives set

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has planned the following blood drives this month in York County:

• 4-8 p.m. Nov. 24, Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill. A free movie ticket will be given to each donor.

• 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 24, Walmart, 970 E. Liberty St., York.

• 4-7 p.m. Nov. 26, Oakdale Presbyterian Church, 12585 Hwy. 55, Clover.

• 4-7 p.m. Nov. 26, Fort Mill YMCA, 857 Promenade Walk, Fort Mill.

The annual Puppies for Patients program also is under way. Donors who give blood in November and December will be able to sign a tag that will be attached to a stuffed puppy and delivered to children in local hospitals.

For more information, call 704-972-4700 or visit cbcc.us.

Volunteers needed

• Clover Area Assistance Center seeks the following volunteers: to answer telephones, financial assistance counselors, computer data entry clerks for client intake, pantry workers, special project workers and classroom instruction/curriculum development. CAAC, 1130 S.C. 55 E., is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Telephone volunteers are needed in shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during days of operation. For more information, call 803-222-4837 or email karencaac@bellsouth.net.

Volunteers are needed at the York County Animal Shelter to help with bathing and grooming, exercising, socializing, training, providing adoption information and follow-up, publicity and marketing. Volunteers must be 18, and orientation and training are required. For more information, call 803-628-3190 or visit the shelter, 713 Justice Blvd., York. Applications are available online at yorkcountygov.com.

• Agape Hospice of the Piedmont has patients and families in the York and Clover areas who need the caring support of local volunteers. Volunteer services can be an exceptional gift to patients and their families. Volunteers can offer a variety of services such as: provide clerical or administrative office support; provide caregiver relief; baking ministry; visit patients for companionship or socialization; listen to memories or record life stories; share music, magazines, books or scriptures; hold a hand or share a smile. To learn more, call 803-517-2021 or email kaylee@agapesenior.com.

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